Nature Reflected in Artist’s Digital Billboard Tableaux

August 13, 2015


Drivers on the interstate in Massachusetts got some “visual realignment” from the real world as they passed artist Brian Kane’s temporary site-specific public art installation for a few weeks this summer.


Healing Tool, Kane’s digital billboard tableaux, offered commuters a … Read More...

Rooftop Airplant Vertical Garden Hides Solar Panels

August 7, 2015


When the homeowners added solar panels to the roof of their spectacular Ray Kappe designed house in Los Angeles’s Rustic Canyon, they wanted to screen the panels with a design that celebrated their passion for airplants without sacrificing their view Read More...

London’s Serpentine Pavilion

August 3, 2015

London's Serpentine Pavilion

What makes pop-up, temporary, and experimental installations so intriguing? Maybe it’s that they are by nature ephemeral, to be experienced for a limited period, and often constructed of unusual materials as longevity isn’t a concern. London’s Serpentine Pavilion is one Read More...

Voltasol Sun Chasing Planters

August 2, 2015


voltasol sun chasing planters

How cool would it be if your potted plants could chase the sun all by themselves? Welcome Voltasol, a flowerpot that turns on the axis of its semi-conical base to follow the trajectory of the sun and attract more Read More...

Take a Riverfront Seat at DC’s Yards Park

July 31, 2015


On a former wharf and industrial site along the Anacostia River in Washington, DC, the 5.5 acre waterfront Yards Park is the new centerpiece of the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood just south of Capitol Hill.



Replete with a riverfront boardwalk, public …

Five Designs That Put the Fun in Functional

July 23, 2015

With designs that put the fun in functional, some designers are creating works which elicit both an aha and a haha. Here are five pieces with a sense of humor:

Killing Time Clock

1. Killing Time
I met designer Weng Xinyu at Ambiente

Plantus Please: Modular Indoor Vertical Gardens

July 17, 2015


Budapest-based designer Judit Zita Boros designed Plantus Planters, a system of modular indoor vertical gardens, with indoor urban gardeners in mind.


Planted Walls and Living Curtains

These modular indoor vertical gardens are double-duty systems which not only offers the … Read More...

In Harmony With Nature: Francis Benincà’s Environmental Sculptures

July 14, 2015


You might say that French sculptor Francis Benincà was ahead of the curve. As a teenager Benincà worked alongside his father building sculptural “bubble houses” which strongly influenced the designs of the environmental sculptures Benincà creates today. 


His father, Antonio

How to Grow a Book Into a Tree

July 6, 2015


Even a single child can contribute to saving the planet. After reading a book from the Tree Book Tree program, a child can plant it and watch it to grow into a tree.


It’s a wonderful way to teach …

NYC’s Lowline Underground Park To See Light of Day


New York City is famous for its skyline, not so much for its treeline. The city has some great parks, but for 8.4 million people, it could still use more. One solution: go underground. That’s where you’ll find the Lowline, Read More...

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